Fun Facts of Hanukkah

Fun time for presents

Noah Altman, Contributor

Origin of Hanukkah

Hanukkah commemorates the commit during the second century B.C, where Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt (The Maccabean Revolt is the Jewish Rebellion lasting from 167 to 160 BCE, who were led by Maccabees). 

 

Fun Facts

. It celebrates a military victory and miracle.

. It’s not the biggest Jewish holiday.

. The letters on the  form an acronym, ‘a great miracle happened there’.

. The date changes each year but takes place in December. 

.  Sometime Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving.

.  Some Jews give money rather than gifts.

. There are 44 candles you need to light.

. Hanukkah lasts 8 day.

 

 

a menorah being lit

 

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